The Title V Project addresses the need to increase the number and proportion of high-need students who complete college on time. The project design has two foci: (1) provide individualized, technology-powered student support so that high-need students stay on an Associate Degree for Transfer track, and (2) design transfer courses as active/collaborative/technology-enabled, and as hybrid (partially taught online) to reduce seat time and promote academic success and timely completion.
As Activity Coordinator for Cabrillo’s 5-year Title V grant, it provides a great opportunity to act as a full-time instructional designer, and trainer in distance pedagogy. The grant also includes collaboration with IT on distance technology upgrades to serve students, and provides mentor-based faculty professional development. There is a heavy technology focus, including a student portal, new faculty design studio, and faculty professional development.
Francine Van Meter